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Virgil Lee Batey of New Braunfels entered this life on August 16, 1932 in Guadalupe County, Texas and departed on January 14, 2010 at the age of 77. Virgil served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956 and married Antoinette" Nettie" Hubertus January 9, 1960. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic at Servtex and then at Capital Cement until his retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years and 5 days, Nettie; his children, James of New Braunfels, Debbie (Mason) Burgess of Spring Branch, Dennis (Lorena) of New Braunfels, and Mark (Paula) of Blanco; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, brothers, Howard, Kenneth(Francis), Franklin (Verna), and Phillip (Patty); sisters, Mary (Curtis) Ewald, Barbara (Mike) Henk, and Katie Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alice Kern Batey, brothers Charlie and Damon Batey and sister, Annie Batey. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Sunday and continue until 9:00 PM at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 AM Monday January 18, 2010 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Comal. Memorial donations may be given to Hope Hospice or to the charity of one's choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
New Braunfels, Texas
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home - New Braunfels
189 N Seguin Avenue
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Published in Express-News on Jan. 17, 2010